Bobcats get win; split season series with Bucks |

Bobcats get win; split season series with Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks 85 Final
Recap | Box Score
95 Charlotte Bobcats
Josh McRoberts, PF 39 MIN | 7-9 FG | 4-4 FT | 9 REB | 9 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 18 PTS | +7

1 assist and 1 rebound away from a triple-double. Charlotte has been a career enlightening experience for McBob. It’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that the team will at least bring him back on a 1-year deal this off-season.

McBob’s ability to put the ball on the floor makes Charlotte’s dribble handoff tendencies much more dangerous. Don’t have the numbers in front of me, but I’d venture to guess that a ton of McBob’s offense comes off of the dribble handoff sequences.

Bismack Biyombo, PF 37 MIN | 6-9 FG | 1-5 FT | 17 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | +1

One of his best efforts of the season. Although John Henson and Gustavo Ayon were the only real inside presence for Milwaukee, you still have to consider all the baby steps with Biz. Offensively, he really worries me. Don’t know that he’ll ever be a worrisome factor for the opposition on that end, but he defends the rim at an above average level already and the 6 offensive rebounds tonight speak volumes about the attention he requires on the glass at all times.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 30 MIN | 2-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 8 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 7 PTS | +21

Just an average night for MKG. Makes some plays in the first half and then it’s like you forget he’s on the team in the 2nd. Dunlap has been very consistent with his minutes and how he uses him.

Kemba Walker, PG 35 MIN | 7-18 FG | 5-6 FT | 4 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 21 PTS | +3

Once again tonight Kemba gets the Cats rolling offensively to begin the game. Pargo and the second unit took a lot of pressure off of Kemba & Hendo tonight with their performance.

Gerald Henderson, SG 34 MIN | 5-18 FG | 2-3 FT | 3 REB | 4 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | +4

Hendo struggled offensively pretty badly tonight, but Jeff Taylor picked up his slack. Hendo did some good things tonight — one was doing a great job on J.J. Redick, who went 3-14 and scored just 12 points.

Jeff Adrien, SF 20 MIN | 2-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 4 STL | 3 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | +12

Brought a lot of energy and was part of the second unit that came in for Charlotte early in the 2nd quarter and stretched the Bobcats lead to 13. 4 steals and 3 blocks? Seriously? Defensive specimen tonight.

Jannero Pargo, PG 13 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 5 PTS | +7

Was the QB of the second unit that kept the starters well rested tonight and kept the pressure off of Kemba & Hendo offensively. Pargo is an extremely smart basketball player — (defensively) always is face up on his match at the catch, overplays passing lanes and knows exactly how & when to help down when the ball enters the post.

Jeffery Taylor, SG 14 MIN | 4-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 9 PTS | +6

Just about as efficient as you can be in 14 min.

Two Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats out-rebounded MIL 52-36 (!) and outscored the Bucks in the paint 50-40. Don’t quote me on this, but that may be the most lopsided Charlotte has defeated their opponent in those two statistical categories in two seasons.
  2. Just when it looked as if Charlotte was safely in the cellar of the NBA for worst record, they win tonight and ORL loses badly. The Bobcats will host the Knicks Monday night and the Magic will have Chicago at home. All of a sudden, there is a chance Charlotte could end up not having the worst record in league when the clock strikes 12 on the regular season.
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